Fans de­spise Bar­bie style of fe­male Doc­tor Who doll

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IT was meant to be a cel­e­bra­tion of Jodie Whit­taker’s role as the first woman Doc­tor in Dr Who.

But a doll of the Time Lord char­ac­ter cre­ated by the mak­ers of Bar­bie e has been brand- ed sex­ist.

Crit­ics say the e like­ness of Whitt- aker (pic­tured) ) has been “Bar­biefied” by be­ing given high heels s and a curvy fig­ure. F Fans ex­pressed their out­rage at the £54.99 toy on Twit­ter.

“Lit­tle girls don’t need your sex­u­alised ver­sion of Doc­tor Who. This doll’s hip, waist and bust ra­tio is more un­be­liev­able than a 2000-year-old alien with two hearts,” one woman w wrote. An­other sa said: “The Doc­tor h had been a fe­male le less than 12 hours a and they re­duced h her to a clichéd p plas­tic play­thing. N Not all girls need to be Bar­bies.” Toy­maker M Mat­tel in­sists the fig­ure has noth­ing to do with its Bar­bie range and was specif­i­cally cre­ated in the like­ness of Miss Whit­taker. The BBC worked with Mat­tel to cre­ate the doll.

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